April 20, 2014

Review: My 1st Years Baby Grows

Tim Easter Bunny

    I am a huge fan of personalised baby gift website My 1st Years for many, many reasons. When they offered an outfit for Tim to try out in time for Easter, how could I refuse? Tim’s outfit arrived in this gorgeous gift box which makes a fabulous keepsake in itself. We have stored […]

Sassy Bloom Review

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  Sassy Bloom is a company created by Hollie Sassienie after she was diagnosed with an incurable heart disease known as Arterial Pulmonary Hypertension. She was pregnant at the time, and her daughter Gabriella was born premature and whisked off to Special Care, and Hollie was unsure whether she would live to hold her baby properly. […]

And all he wanted was a spatula

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    Christmas came and went and already seems a distant memory. This year we managed to keep to a tighter than usual budget, and Mike and I agreed that we would focus on the children’s gifts rather than each other. We had a few token gifts for the children to hand to us but […]

Homemade Gift Ideas for Mum that Require Minimal DIY

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    Choosing a gift for your mum can be really difficult, as they are generally pleased with anything that you give them. Whilst this is reassuring, it can make it harder to get her something she actually would love. Craft-y presents are a great idea, as they are not only unique, but they also […]

Ethical gift ideas for children

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    We all want to make sure that our children have a good Christmas or birthday, but it’s good to know that the gifts we buy will not only bring a smile to their faces but the people behind them too. Here are some suggestions for some wonderful gifts that children will love which […]

Strange gift requests: What kids really want for Christmas… according to our readers!

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    A few weeks ago our eight-year-old asked for a bag of carrots for Christmas. ‘What for?’ I asked him. ‘To eat,’ he replied ‘They’re just so tasty!’ And so I wondered whether it was just our children who had a tendency to be slightly odd at times. After asking our readers about their […]

Top 5 Gifts for Guys

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    I don’t know about you but buying for the older men of the house is the most difficult task of all. I mean, when they already have us in their lives, what else could possibly top it? Well, if truth be told, nothing can. So I’ve had a look around for a little […]

Ideas for gifts that last

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      Chocolates are soon eaten, bath sets are used up and socks get holes eventually. If you’re looking for gifts for grown-ups that will last longer than the new year read on to see what we’ve suggested:   Something tree-mendous! I’m sorry! I’ll admit that was truly terrible. But here’s an idea that […]

What To Fill Your Children’s Stockings With This Year

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    If you haven’t started Christmas shopping already, you need to get a move on. For many families it’s not really about what you get, but about having the chance to open something and spend time together as a family. The excitement and the buzz is often what gets everyone in the mood, and […]

A gift with a difference: How brothers recreated childhood holiday photos as gift to Mum

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      When it came to finding a gift for their mother’s 55th birthday, two Romanian men decided to do something a little different. Rather than the usual chocolates or flowers, the Alexandru brothers decided to revisit places they had holidayed at during their childhood in order to recreate the photos taken way back […]

How to Give Someone a Giggle on their Special Day

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    Whether it’s a birthday, a graduation or a special event of any kind, one of the best gifts you can give a person is a laugh. Laughter is the key to the soul, and making someone giggle is a feeling that can be shared by everyone; not only will it bring life to […]

The Dos and Don’ts for Christmas Shopping for the Man in Your Life

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    Since the dawn of time, men have been notoriously hard to buy for. They’re either too fussy or not fussy enough, and therefore drive you crazy during every holiday and special occasion. So, we thought it was about time we had a set of rules to follow when attempting to keep the gents […]

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